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November 6, 2013

Retail chain that shouldn’t exist surprisingly still does … but not for long

  • 300 Blockbuster stores were still open, like active museum artifacts. That’s going to change in January, when Dish Network closes the remaining locations. source
15:01 // 9 months ago
October 22, 2012

The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad return to Dish Network

  • $700M will be paid to AMC and Cablevision by Dish under the terms of the companies’ new broadcast agreement, which will see all of the AMC Networks channels return to the satellite dish provider’s lineup. source
15:02 // 1 year ago
September 13, 2012
What’s that? You haven’t wanted to put your foot through your tv screen in about 12 months?
Don’t worry, Glenn Beck is on the case.

What’s that? You haven’t wanted to put your foot through your tv screen in about 12 months?

Don’t worry, Glenn Beck is on the case.

14:59 // 1 year ago
July 12, 2012
AMC offers livestream of Breaking Bad premiere for Dish customers
While VH1 was busy  reviving Pop-Up Video to blast DirecTV over the decision to drop Viacom channels, AMC decided to let an extremely persuasive chemistry teacher from Albuquerque do the talking. This Sunday, when the fifth and final season of Breaking Bad premieres, DISH subscribers who currently cannot access AMC will be able to watch a live stream of the episode on the network’s website. How’s that for appealing directly to the consumer? source
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While VH1 was busy reviving Pop-Up Video to blast DirecTV over the decision to drop Viacom channels, AMC decided to let an extremely persuasive chemistry teacher from Albuquerque do the talking. This Sunday, when the fifth and final season of Breaking Bad premieres, DISH subscribers who currently cannot access AMC will be able to watch a live stream of the episode on the network’s website. How’s that for appealing directly to the consumer? source

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14:49 // 2 years ago
May 14, 2012
If we’re going to spend all this money on content it has to be measured and monetized.
NBC Broadcast Chairman Ted Harbert • Expressing his displeasure with Dish Network’s newly announced Hopper DVR, which includes an “Auto-Hop” commercial-skipping feature, during a presentation at Radio City Music Hall on Monday.  (The player has been available since March.) Harbert also declined to comment on whether or not NBC’s legal department was evaluating the company’s the legal options. Fox entertainment chairman Peter Rice was skeptical as well, telling reporters he thought releasing such a device was a “strange thing to do,” but said his company absolutely was not looking into legal action at this time.  source (viafollow)
16:03 // 2 years ago
October 24, 2011

On whether Netflix will be damaged by its current issues

legospaceship asks: Don’t you think it’s a non issue, ultimately? Can you see the core of their streaming business going anywhere? I don’t see any other folks in the space being able to rise up and challenge them right now unless i am missing something.

» SFB says: I wouldn’t be so sure it’s a complete non-issue. This isn’t to say they’re going away anytime soon, but they’ve lost nearly three quarters of their market value in just a few months — that could lead to a change at the top. They’ve hurt their customer relations pretty severely in that time, and while they can get it back eventually, they’re starting fo face more difficult factors which could hurt their business over time. The costs for their streaming business are rising. There’s a chance they’ll see some significant competition in the next year or two (Dish Network and Hulu are each currently in the midst of an upswing, and Dish has content deals comparable to Netflix, including the Starz deal Netflix is losing). The real question is, can they bounce back? — Ernie @ SFB

20:13 // 2 years ago
September 24, 2011

Dish Network’s Netflix killer has catch that limits its killing abilities

  • yeah … Dish Network’s new Netflix competitor — based around the recently-acquired Blockbuster brand — offers 100,000 DVDs by mail and 4,000 streaming films for $10 a month. Considering the current status of Netflix and Qwikster, the time is now.
  • … but You have to be a Dish Network subscriber to take advantage of this deal, which seems like a major mess-up on the part of Dish. (They are offering a deal to get it for free for a year, for new subscribers.) Timing is on your side, guys! Do something smart! source

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12:33 // 2 years ago
September 13, 2011
20:45 // 2 years ago
September 2, 2011

Netflix’s crappy day: As its stock falls, a new competitor shows itself

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19:51 // 2 years ago
April 6, 2011

Dish Network’s Blockbuster buyout: Good or bad?

  • $320 million the amount Dish Network plans to pay for the bankrupt Blockbuster
  • $228 million the amount the company plans to pay in cash for the video retailer source

» A competitive deal? Dish Network, known mostly for its satellite dishes and for being the satellite company that isn’t DirecTV, will earn a competitive advantage by branching out with Blockbuster, which has a large infrastructure, if not money to pay for said infrastructure. For example, Dish Network could also offer Blockbuster’s Netflix-like DVD service on top of their already-robust satellite service. It’s synergy, folks! Another way to look at this: Blockbuster shares were delisted after trading for less than $1 for nearly a year. Netflix shares are trading around $250.

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11:28 // 3 years ago